The first thing that most people do when they want to lose some extra weight is to go on a diet. For most people dieting is the answer for helping to shed excess body weight, but many times there are areas of stubborn fat that remain. That’s usually when an exercise routine is brought into the picture. Even after rigorous exercise and eating properly, you may still find that there’s remaining pounds you just can’t seem to drop. Now what? Well throughout the years numerous types of procedures have promised to eliminate pesky problem fat for good.
In 1974, a procedure called Liposuction was invented to remove unwanted fat. It’s an invasive procedure that carries side-effects and some down time. Depending on how extensive the liposuction procedure, patients may not be able to return to work anywhere between two days and two weeks. Patients have sutures in place and must wear a compression garment for two to four weeks. The downside is that many people suffer from scaring, numbness and discomfort post-treatment.
Is Coolsculpting for You?
Over the years, advances in medical science have made way for some great treatments for removing fat and inches from problem areas including the stomach, thighs, lower back and butt. One of the most popular treatments is Coolsculpting, a revolutionary procedure that harnesses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat. It’s non-invasive and proven to be safe and effective.
Does Coolsculpting Work?
You’ll first want to speak to a trained CoolSculpting clinician to find the best treatment plan tailored to your needs. For some people, desired results can be obtained in as little as one office visit. There are a variety of applicators to choose from, so your clinician can design the perfect treatment plan to meet your goals. During the procedure controlled cooling is used to safely and effectively target the fat cells under the skin. The treated fat cells are frozen and then eventually die. Over time, your body naturally eliminates the dead fat cells, creating a more sculpted form. The entire process takes about an hour and a half per treated area.
Coolsculpting your fat away may be considered cheating, but it is a really good way to remove fat from those hard to target spots. If fact, as we get older dieting alone doesn’t remove the fat cells. Even after dieting and losing weight, you cannot lower the number of fat cells. You are merely shrinking their size. When you gain the weight back, the fat cells get larger. That’s why Coolsculpting is such a wonderful option for creating a leaner more sculpted body. Patients can lose up to three to five inches off targeted areas and see a fat reduction of 30%.
The average price for a Coolsculpting treatment is around $2250, though treatments can vary from about $600 to $3250.
Should You Try It?
When trying to make a decision on the right treatment for you, make sure to speak with a trained clinician at a reputable medical spa. Even though Coolsculpting is non-invasive, side effects and scarring can occur. Physicians and clinicians must be trained on how to operate the machinery correctly and handle any adverse reactions. Coolsculpting from home is not recommended.